Category Archives: review

Take attendance with your phone

I have a review of the iPhone app Attendance up at Macworld, which is pretty cool.  (More to come, too!) A taste: Ever since I moved to an electronic gradebook, keeping track of attendance has been a nagging problem. Usually … Continue reading

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Review/Interview: Angus McLaren’s Impotence

Over at PopMatters’s Re:Print, I’ve begun what I hope will be a series of reviews and interviews highlighting work from university presses that might interest general readers. The first such post, about Angus McLaren’s splendid new book, Impotence: A Cultural … Continue reading

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Review: Otherwise Normal People: Inside the Thorny World of Competitive Rose Gardening

This morning PopMatters posted my review of Aurelia C. Scott’s Otherwise Normal People: This book delivers almost exactly what the title offers: A sympathetic, perhaps even sentimental, look at the slightly crazy people who organize their lives around rose competitions. … Continue reading

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Review: Some Common Weaknesses Illustrated, by Carson Cistulli

In this month’s Bookslut, I review Carson Cistulli’s Some Common Weaknesses Illustrated:  One of the book’s strongest features is its implicit commentary on American masculinity, especially in its adolescent and 20-something variants. Cistulli’s poems are sports-besotted, not with the usual … Continue reading

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Review: Freud’s Wizard: Ernest Jones and the Transformation of Psychoanalysis, by Brenda Maddox

In this month’s Bookslut, I review Brenda Maddox’s new biography of Ernest Jones: Three of Brenda Maddox’s splendid biographies center on famous modernist marriages: D. H. & Frieda Lawrence, W. B. & Georgie Yeats, and James and Nora Joyce. Like … Continue reading

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The Dangerous Book for Boys

Popmatters has posted my review of Conn and Hal Iggulden’s The Dangerous Book for Boys. Key grafs: I will say this: My four-year-old thinks The Dangerous Book for Boys is the greatest book I’ve ever been assigned to review. It’s … Continue reading

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